Biomass at a Glance

Biomass has been around since the dawn of man. In today’s quest to feed the world as well as quench our energy needs, the potential for biomass is huge. It’s estimated that the Earth grows about 130 billion tons of...

December 14, 2016 by AGCO

Biomass at a Glance

Biomass has been around since the dawn of man. In today’s quest to feed the world as well as quench our energy needs, the potential for biomass is huge. It’s estimated that the Earth grows about 130 billion tons of...

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Biomass has been around since the dawn of man. In today’s quest to feed the world as well as quench our energy needs, the potential for biomass is huge.

It’s estimated that the Earth grows about 130 billion tons of biomass annually. That’s more than six times the world’s energy use. Today, we have the ability to convert biomass residue into fuel, high-value chemicals, recyclable products, feed pellets and more.

However, only a small percentage is being captured. According to the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, if more biomass was captured and converted, the residue could provide 14% of the U.S. electricity use or 13% of the nation’s motor fuel. And, that’s not all – the removal of ag residue also is proven to increase farming yields and profitability.

Think of it, a source of food and renewable energy, and increases profits for farmers all from the residue that is normally left on the fields.

Learn more about the impact that biomass is having throughout the world today by downloading an informative infographic we prepared with key data and information: biomass-at-a-glance.

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